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activation some of ones we hear are for the farmer's market and retail and food stunts and i have some examples in this slide that are not traditional ones this year is a crow shall i one. there's definitely for many of the spaces community interest in them. so the proposal for the plaza program as i mention like the other city efforts is statute based by stewardship by community based also the city's efforts to streamline some event permitting process that's where
the live performance comes in and i could detail some of the other efforts we can capture those opportunities in the public spaces in a way that the city doesn't do right now and support of the activation of those spaces. we could network those efforts citywide so different plaza and different stewart's working together. as i mentioned before those plaza emerge from existing city programs and this program actually helps tie them in for their long term sustainability approach. so just broadly there's two types of plaza 1 is street plaza and one is city plaza what is different the street are right-of-way and the city plaza
are spaces in the morning a street for whatever reason sometimes you have a street that a plaza stays a street because of access issues or all sort of other reigns. so as a summary of the legislative approach it's in the admin code charter 94 that code directs the program and the planning code and the public works code and the police code. the police code amendment identifies the plazas in the program potentially as types of limited live performance low cal and establishes various permits from them and their enumerated and we're happy to answer
questions at the end. in conclusion the plazas program is a broad program and hopes to support stewardship efforts especially the sustainability over time and also support innovative fence. we hope this will help with collaboration with city agencies and i'd like to point out too that besides supporting the community right around the plaza we see those spaces could support citywide community of artists and musicians to have more spaces to perform and support those citywide communities. in conclusion we'd love to have more space and clean and city active open spaces. thank you
>> thank you. commissioner joseph >> this is great long-term in the coming. i have some questions when you talk about plazas that have stewardship you leaning mean like a plaza for a street >> that's an example of a model the the program legislatively means to be adapted as a program and plaza by plaza yes, we looked at that as a model but not part of the program. >> i have a couple of for questions. so when you talk about sustainability especially, if this free concerts on the street how do you intend to support those are plaza by klein them
and stuff like this >> that's interesting when the plaza plaza by plaza to become a stuart of this space one of the ways i'll say clearly is by revenues generated from their activities in the plaza so if they have farmers markets or event that are generating revenue the legislation requires that all the revenues go back into the programming and maintenance of that plaza. that's one avenue >> so what happened if it's a band and they're playing 83 and it's free to the public. >> we assume there will not be revenue generate by every activity but getting a permit license music maybe like
ushering air market this will support that event and having the music will lower the costs and have that statute be the one holder for the sound space are you suggesting we permit those plaza and statutes on a limited like not a one-time permit whoever the statute is identified as; is that right. >> yes. i can jump in. it's correct because of the fact those are annual statutes there's one at the wart for the l lp application and using f 60 we've got a way to manage it if it violates some kind of code or
sound issues and we'll write the citations >> and on he 602 it 8 is water and earplugs would the stuart whoever it is and for the plazas that have no water i mean, the amendment will enforce that. >> the amendment asks that be waived for the plazas. >> good for you. oh, good for you and last but not least i think someone talked about the cornea of significant and a market there's like an almost plaza and they thought if there were band playing there it
would improve the neighborhood. does that kind of triangle between two streets qualify as a plaza would it could it >> it would depends on the spice. >> does it have to be 2 thousand square feet. >> we're cigarette suggesting it is a plaza is more sustainable and it can support more things it shouldn't be a wide sidewalk it doesn't give the kind of programming we need. >> thank you very much these great. >> i have a question then i'll go to commissioner campagnoli. were you involved with the capillary project >> yes. i was. >> we heard about an anecdote some of their supplies got
stolen. >> the lead for that project david bill is still working on the data and compiling the data i can pass that on. >> great. >> it got a positive reaction from the neighborhood in attempting to kind of stimulate what the activation will be in that space. that's great. i know we were concerned that the immediate neighbors would be effected the most and have a problem with it. commissioner campagnoli >> yeah. so 2 thousand square feet that's fairly large. how many areas have been identified so far do you have a clue >> we have not because the program hadn't been adapted we're not will saying what the fong is and plaza are in various states of transformation and being ready to be proposed for
the program at the beginning proposing two or three we have that many that could be proposed. the 2 thousand square feet we put in the constitution to maximum for occasions when there's occasions that are less than that. i will say during the process when we were looking for a stuart there's a lot of parts in the plan they have to in your earlier question how do we know what they're to do and including an event plan and how they plan to make the space sustainable so we want to put out where do you think you'll be gaining the revenue from
>> how does the city help? will the city help those stewards besides allowing them to apply for a permit. >> actively the city is collaborating for those spaces and communicating between departments and divisions is one effort that's helpful to activate a stuart space and the jurisdiction for each space is single so if it's a street plaza it's dwp and if it's under the city plaza it's under the jurisdiction of the real estate division that's what we're proposing. we're hoping that by streamlining the entry point and having systemic agreements to cut down on the time for people
to be a stuart and really the streamlining for the permitting of those spaces we're hoping is going to support activation >> i have robin who will be on this project. >> i love it i think this is awesome and a lot of other cities new york has taken time square and done this and in the bourths and other cities its about time i'll really pleased you're doing this it's awesome. >> thank you. >> any other commission questions or comments. thank you very much we're happy to take any public comment on this any public comment on the dwp presentation. seeing none, we'll move on thank you very much for that presentation. item 67 on the agenda i don't
have it - is that permits >> yeah. that's permits this is the hearing for permits under the jurisdiction of the entertainment commission how is that. >> great. >> it is matthew henry doing business as the watch they're requesting a permit his business is a t-shirt merchandising but they need to have retail it's slow so they added pinball machines and it got a lot of transaction and officer wu you visited them and the owner didn't know he had to have a
mechanic and i adrenalins permit so in the report officer wu thinks this is a good business and there's dozens of e-mails and letters thinking that the watch is a great addition to the community. >> here's a lot of signatures and stuff. >> wait there's more. >> hi, i'm matthew henry i operate free gold watch it's a screen printing shop we print t-shirts overall the state and any bands or restaurants or anybody that needs t-shirts. we're on 67 waller street we're
zoned for retail on that block. we have 25 hundred square feet of retail space that was difficult to fill so we tried jeans and outerwear and couldn't get people to come into our space so we are you think the only retail store on the street. i think there's a yoga place there to people weren't coming off our street so we added a few pinball machines only for me and my employees to play then a few more people and a few more people came by and i met someone
who had a few more machines who want to do put them in. we have a pinball league that looets meets every other wednesday 72 active members we had to close off the registration and deny people it's fun clean entertainment and a lot of kids that come by and moms and dads bring their kids by and they ask what is this and the kids stand on a stool and their fingers start flipping it's really, really rewarding to watch its not an an ipad i'm seeing that children gets addicted to device. it's great to see it become a
part of children's lives those machines are older than their parent. we love pinball and want to keep it there >> how many machines. >> currently 29 machines. >> commissioner joseph. >> anything great any spectacular pinball machines arrest how about your farther. >> captain fantastic and if you've seen the movie the pinball wisconsin's arrested machine and elton john has his own pinball machine there's another pinball machine attack from mars and the medieval madness that features tina ray
before she was famous. something for me, i love about pinball is the artwork because the play fields is all screen printed so i get to admire but i anything else in printing those playing fields it's a work of art do you have the one that says you have failed >> (laughter). >> i think you might be referring to black knight referral it says no way when you miss it's very not encouraging. >> (laughter). >> he's against you throughout the game. >> commissioners any other questions or comments. thank you very much you can have a seat. any any public comment?
in support or about this? come on up >> hello commissioners, thank you very much for the opportunity. >> state your name. >> i'm erick i'm the selfishness director at the patent university a small college in the east bay. i want to see a few words on behalf of petitioner. i help to run the pinball tournaments although i'm not alleviated with the business in the bay area there's only one other place that has morphin ball machines in alameda so to have some in san francisco is fantastic for us.
it's allowed us to have a number of events and tournament twice a month as matt mentioned. we've been attracting a diversity even if people from all walks of life teenagers coming in to retired folks and it's great do so people from all types of professions and part of the country. recently, there was a big tournament near los angeles a lot of scandinavians came in and they came into to see the lounge it's acquit popular. i wanted to say this is very important it's an important place for the pinball community >> great, thank you. thank you. any other any public comment?
all right. come on up anyone after this just go ahead state your name and what heifer what you want to say >> i'm andrea i'm a san francisco native and grew up in the same neighborhood as free gold watch i work in the neighborhood at ucsf. i've learned to play pinball and since then three years ago, i became the pinball challenge. i've been to a a lot of places around the world. i want to address there are very few places to play pinballs and down at the fisherman's wharf there are hard to keep them
running and a maintained and you can't make a lot of money off them so few people want to invest it has a historic experience and an exciting experience and so one thing about free gold watch it has older games one other one was the wisconsin's arrested of these game it's got a full flat screen and it is from the movie wisconsin's arrested of these including a monkey that picks up the ball and heads to the castle. it's great the best players in the world has been there the other thing it's for casual people to be playing for fun and
to learn about it pinball was not once as popular as it was. just having a place for people to play. i think it's good for the game and the city to have this special offering that was documented in the middle eastern magazine had cover stories about the gold watch and pinball stories there's a broad appeal for visitors. it's a positive place i think that matt as the owner and his wife make it welcoming and pinball people have been around for a long time. the attitude is really nice among pinball people. we're competitive or cache people playing for fun it's a
low-cost fun and enjoyment and i love the game and the gold watch does is great game >> thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker >> i'll try not to sound like a broken record. i'm sort of the opposite of andrea i moved to san francisco in the united states only 2 1/2 years ago. i want to say that coming to a new city a hard to find friends and the watch place is where i've off and on a community. it's taught me about a seethe of american history i come from denmark where we didn't have any
pinball machines and didn't have a free gold watch to be able to be welcomed by the group of people it is totally amazing. i got addicted i feel like a little child when i go there. matt and andrea touched on it not only is this pinball place hard to find but it's hard to find welcoming where families can come and hang out in the afternoon the other options are in alameda but it's hard if you don't have a car or to go to bars if you have a family; right? so it's one of the
placed you can go with your whole family there's also a family hanging out in the place with the kids >> next speaker. >> that's not something you see on every street corner are that's it thank you for your times. >> thank you. any other public comment? ? already seeing none, public comment is closed. >> i'd like to move i don't think i've smiled this hard over a permit in a really long time this is totally cool and i move to approve. >> all right. a second. >> i'll second. >> take to vote. >> okay. on the motion to approve commissioner hyde. >> i. . commissioner campagnoli and
president tan >> all right. congratulations (clapping.) there's applause that's the first too. let's move open to item 6 b is the better and better room >> this is located on stockton street they're requesting a live performance permit and the commission has permitted a place of live entertainment but because of the new ownership that's a request for a new permit they want the live performance permit they want to have do yous and we got a permit from the police that says approves. i'm retro at that we're applying
for a limited live performance permit. i don't know if many of you have been to our property but sometimes you can literally walk by it and not realize it was there and we've been there since 1906 that's when the building was there first >> it's a really great space. it has original penny tile on the second floor. you know, having the opportunity to have live band 5 nights a week is a unique experience. i think you mentioned earlier there's not many places that offer microscopic free and you can enjoy cocktails or diner. we work with sprouts which say they help teach kids about food
and how to cook food. so we'll invite them into the restaurants on weekends and show them how to preparing and invite them the following weekend so they will cook food for their families and serve them on weekends so i have a letter too. >> you can pass that up to us. all right. any questions from commissions >> i'm familiar with your space i had diner there in december. >> okay. >> so when you go up the stairs. >> yeah. >> so you have dousing or troy's in the bar area. >> when you go through the better room there's a section this is literally in that section. >> uh-huh. >> commissioner lee.
>> i was there only a few weeks ago actually. you know, since it's a hotel there's security it's kind of nice to have something there i only knew passing through that tunnel was the green door massage >> the green door uh-huh. >> yeah. i don't go there>> of course, not (laughter). >> but i went to a party under my friend ken through a party and i was surprised at the amount of people so i think it's great it's something only 10 o'clock; right? >> i don't see any more comments please have a seat and we'll invite the police